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Winter Concerts!
LO String Concert - January 15th at 5 PM
LO Band Concert - January 15th at 6 PM

  • Concert Details
  • String students arrive at 4:30 PM to unpack instruments outside.  Parents please remain with your student to be sure they are quiet and quickly unpacking.
  • Students then report to Mrs. Randall as they enter MPR to be tuned and seated.
  • Band students arrive at 5:45 to unpack instruments outside.  Parents, please remain with your student to be sure they are quiet and quickly unpacking.
  • Students then report to Mrs. Randall as they enter MPR to be seated.
  • Students dress in Concert Dress -  White shirt or blouse, Black slacks or skirt,  Dark shoes.  Please no hats.

Find all you need here. 
  • In the left Side Bar I have useful internet videos and links.  Below that I have my Google Docs - 
  • New google doc about Area Band Festival for Adv. Band  
  • Tabs at the top of Home page will take you to your school information - including the Power Point I shared at Back To School Night.   This Power Point has the schedule, music stores, concert dates and other relevant info.



Check out "What you need for class" Tab.

Check out the  videos under Quick LInks for some instrument lessons.

  • Beginning Band and Strings     -  Beginners are so much fun to teach.  They are excited and very motivated.  Your child should have a good quality instruments with all necessary supplies and an Essential Elements Book 1 for that instrument.  
  • Next Pass off Day for Beginners -  Jan 17
  • Beg. Band Pass Offs -   #38, 49, 53, 65, 84
  • Beg. String Pass Offs -  #34, 43, 45, 53, 64


  • Advanced Band and Strings-    
  • All Advanced students should bring both Book 1 and Book 2 to class!
  • I will be handing out folders for sheet music soon.
  • Next Pass Off Day -  Jan 22
  • Adv. Band Pass Offs -  #160, 172, 179, 6, 11, 19, 28
  • Adv. String Pass Offs - 91A, 125, 155, 21, 25, 29, 36

  • Please make sure your student has fresh reeds, valve oil, a working shoulder rest, Essential Elements Book, cleaning supplies!  
  • All items labeled!

Communication - 
I send emails to my class groups when I have announcements.  I will Blind copy everyone so that your email will not be seen by any other families.   I will email you personally when I have a concern or comment about your child's progress or instrument.
It will take me another week to set up all my email contacts and groups.  
Please  check this website weekly for announcements.  

Instrument quality
It is important that your child's instrument be of good quality and in good playing condition.    Our local music stores rent quality student instruments.  I have had some unfortunate experiences with inexpensive purchased instruments which don't play, produce poor tone and break easily.       Poor quality metal alloys lead to bent keys, leaky keys, stuck valves.  Plywood violins with cheap parts won't stay in tune.  Nylon haired bows will not produce sound.  
 I have a list of reputable brands in my Frequently Asked Questions document.


 
What can you do to help your student?
  •  If you child's instrument needs attention or repair, please make the trip to the music store as soon as possible.  
  •  Rent a quality instrument instead of purchasing a "bargain" from a website.  Most bargains are low quality, do not play well and can not be repaired.  In the music world - we call these ISO's -  Instrument Shaped Objects :)
  • Replenish the reeds, valve oil, rosin or any other supplies that have run out.  
  • Some students received music stands over the holidays!  That is a wonderful addition to every musician's supplies.  

 








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